• CIARP2014

  • November 2nd - 5th 2014

  • Pto. Vallarta

Countdown for CIARP 2014

A destination where you will find beautiful beaches, historic sites, fun and natural beauty. Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO
Special Issues Chairs
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Prof. Eduardo Bayro
Soft Computing -Journal of Real-time Image Processing Prof. Edwin Hancock
All accepted papers will be included in the CIARP 2014 proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Organized by:

Supported by:

Important Dates
Submission of papers before: May 15th, 2014
Notification of acceptance: July 1st, 2014
Camera-ready: August 1st, 2014
Early Registration Fee before: September 15th, 2014


IAPR Members

Non-IAPR Members

Registration before June 15th, 2014

$ 450 USD

$ 500 USD

Registration on or after June  15th, 2014

$500 USD

$ 550 USD

The registration fee includes:

Proceedings, Two of the six tutorials, Lunches, Coffee breaks, Cocktail reception, Tropical night, Overnight walking tour, Gala dinner, Diploma

Extra Conference Dinner Hotel

$ 70 USD

$ 70 USD

CIARP is the most important conference in pattern recognition, computer vision and multimedia, held in Iberoamerica every year.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications of Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence Techniques in PR
  • Bioinformatics, Chemometrics
  • Biometrics
  • Clustering
  • Cognitive Humanoid Vision
  • Computer Vision
  • Data Mining
  • DB, Knowledge Bases and Linguistic Tools
  • Discrete Geometry
  • Document Processing and Recognition
  • Fuzzy and Hybrid Techniques in PR
  • Image Coding, Processing and Analysis
  • Image, Video, and Knowledge Bases
  • Kernel Machines
  • Linguistic Tools for Pattern Recognition
  • Logical Combinatorial PR
  • Mathematical Morphology
  • Mathematical Theory of PR
  • Medical Imaging
  • Natural Language Processing and PR
  • Neural Networks for PR
  • Parallel and Distributed PR
  • Pattern Recognition Principles
  • Robotics & Remote Sensing Applications of PR
  • Shape and Texture Analysis
  • Signal Processing and Analysis
  • Special Hardware Architectures
  • Statistical Pattern Recognition
  • Syntactical and Structural PR
  • Video analysis
  • Voice and Speech Recognition

Invited Speakers

Dr. Carlos A. Coello

Dr. Carlos A. Coello

Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization: Basic Concepts and Some Applications in Pattern Recognition.

Keynote Short Bio
Dr. A. Fazel Famili

Dr. A. Fazel Famili
National Research Council Canada

Searching for Patterns in Imbalanced Data: Methods and Alternatives with Case Studies in Life Sciences.

Keynote Short Bio
Dr. Gerhard Ritter

Dr. Gerhard Ritter
University of Florida, USA

Lattice based dendritic computing:
A biomimetic approach to ANNs.

Keynote Short Bio
Dr. Rangachar Kasturi

Dr. Rangachar Kasturi
University of South Florida, USA

Biometrics Technology.
Based on the textbook: "Introduction to Biometrics".

Tutorial Short Bio
Dr. Carlos A. Coello

Dr. Carlos A. Coello

Metaheuristics for Multi-Objective Optimization.

Tutorial Short Bio
Dr. A. Fazel Famili

Dr. A. Fazel Famili
National Research Council Canada

Pattern Recognition and Learning: Case Studies and Future Directions.

Tutorial Short Bio
Dr. Gerhard Ritter

Dr. Gerhard Ritter
University of Florida, USA

Lattice Neural Networks: Theory and Applications.

Tutorial Short Bio

Tentative Program

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4

Crown Paradise Golden Hotel

Crown Paradise Club Hotel



de Mar

Pez Vela


Coral-Plenary Room

Arrecife–Poster Sessions


Tutorial 1

Tutorial 2

Tutorial 3

Opening – Plenary –Oral Presentations

Plenary-Oral Presentations

Plenary-Oral Presentations


Lunch Break


Tutorial 4

Tutorial 5

Tutorial 6

Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

Plenary  -Oral Presentations


Reception Cocktail &

Mexico Folklore

Tropical Night

Overnight tourist walk

Gala Dinner

CIARP2014 as all the eighteen previous conferences, will be a fruitful forum for the exchange of scientific results and experiences, as well as the sharing of new knowledge, and the increase of the cooperation between researchers.

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to contribute to the conference by electronically submitting a full paper in English of no more than 8 pages including illustrations, results and references.All submissions will be peer reviewed for originality, technical content and relevance to the theme of this conference by three members of the Program Committee. The final acceptance will be based upon double blind peer review of the full length paper.
They will be requested to submit their papers electronically through the conference website before May 15th, 2014. The accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of the CIARP'2014, which will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science - LNCS series. 
Papers should be prepared following the instructions from Springer LNCS series available at:
At least one of the authors have to register at the conference for each accepted paper.
Submissions should be made through the EasyChair Website.

The papers should be submitted for double-blind review. There must be no identification of the authors in the submitted paper (i.e. No names, affiliations, etc).

In addition to the manuscript, the submission should include a summary page with title, authors' names, affiliation and address, telephone, fax and e-mail, up to three keywords and answers to the following questions (please answer each separately and attach it with paper submission):

  1. What is the original contribution of this work?
  2. Why should this contribution be considered important?
  3. What is the most closely related work by others and how does this work differ?
  4. How can other researchers make use of the results of this work?
  5. Has this work been presented/submitted elsewhere?
  6. Which form of presentation is preferred: Oral or Poster?

IAPR-CIARP Award to the best paper

The IAPR-CIARP Award to the best paper, consisting of a cash prize (400 USD), trophy and a certificate, will be given to the author(s) of the Best Paper registered and presented at CIARP 2014.

Aim of this award is to acknowledge and encourage excellence, originality and innovativeness of new models, methods and techniques with an outstanding theoretical contribution and practical application to the field of pattern recognition and/or data mining. The selection of the winner will be based on the wish of the author(s) to be considered for the prize, the evaluation and recommendations from members of the Program Committee and the evaluation of the CIARP-IAPR Award Committee.

Aurora Pons Porrata Award

We welcome nominations for the Aurora Pons Porrata Award. This iberoamerican annual prize is given to a living woman in recognition of an outstanding technical contribution to the field of pattern recognition or data mining, and consists of a cash amount (400 USD), a suitably inscribed certificate and a medal.
Anyone woman is eligible to be nominated, except for the current members of the APP Award Committee.
To initiate a nomination, a nominator must submit an Aurora Pons Porrata Award Nomination Form. Any member of a national pattern recognition society can serve as nominator, except for the nominee herself and the current members of the APP Award Committee.
Each nomination must be endorsed by at least one recommendation letter, from a member of an iberoamerican pattern recognition society (different from the nominator). Electronic Nomination and Endorsement forms should be submitted no later than ###. Please address your data through email to the chair of the APP Award Committee, _________________, To: _________@___________com.mx , Subject: APP Award 2014 Each electronic submission will be acknowledged by an email containing the submitted form.


CIARP 2014 will be held in Crown Paradise Club & Golden Crown Paradise Convention Center Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco MEXICO


Experience the warmth of a place which is quaint and full of history, yet modern, vibrant, exotic. Discover a destination of relaxing beaches, world class restaurants, and the latest in ecotourism and extreme adventure, in a setting that is internationally recognized for its charm and friendliness, with a backdrop of mountains, rivers, coastline, and emerald green waves of the Pacific Ocean.


Stroll down the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta's half-mile promenade that lines the city's historic center and waterfront. Enjoy the many cafés and nightclubs, as well as the famous open air sculptures. Lose yourself in a breathtaking sunset.

Crown Paradise Resort

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Both hotels are together, less than 5 minutes from the Marina Vallarta pier,  2 miles from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport,   5 miles from downtown Vallarta


Special CIARP Group Rate for both Crown Paradise



Dates: Single Double


Child  5 to 11


$ 115 USD

$ 76 USD

$ 68 USD

$ 23 USD

Prices are per person per night and include:
Check In 16:00 hrs. Check out 12:00 hrs

Crown Paradise – GOLDEN – Adult only

Crown Paradise – CLUB – Family Hotel

All inclusive Plan:

All inclusive Plan:

Standard room, king size or twin beds see view

Standard room, twin beds, Kids sharing with parents

Breakfast a la carte only, Restaurante Bella Vista, Mexican Los Gallos

Breakfast buffet at the La Palapa Food Court

Dine Around - to select any of 5 Specialty Restaurants (only with reservation) Mediterrane Paradise, Spanish Salvador, Italian Piazza, French Sans Soucis, Oriental Fujiyama – different menu every night – Formal dress required.

Dine Around - to select any of 3 Specialty Restaurants, (only with reservation) Italian Piazza, French Sans Soucis, Oriental Fujiyama – different menu every night – Formal dress required. Older than 12 yrs.

The Pub, Bar Paradise, Snack Bar The Breeze, Bar Tiki, Pool Bar, Collage Snack Bar, Nitro disco with national and international cocktails and drinks.

Bar Tiki, Pool Bar, Collage Snack Bar, Nitro disco with national and international cocktails and drinks.

Room Service, Gym,

Room Service, Gym, Kids Club and Water slides

City Taxes, tips and gratuities

City Taxes, tips and gratuities

CIARP 2014 News

Call for Papers
CIARP 2014
Chairs: Eduardo Bayro Corrochano
Edwin Hancock
University of York , United Kingdom
1st Call for Papers CIARP 2014
2nd Call for Papers CIARP 2014
CASI 2014
Chair: Yuriy Shkvarko
1st Call for Papers CASI 2014
2nd Call for Papers CASI 2014

Contact information

Email: ciarp2014 at ciarp.org

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